DeAndre Hopkins puts toughness on display in loss

Despite heading into Sunday’s game at Philadelphia with an ankle injury, DeAndre Hopkins proved once again why he’s the best in the NFL.

Hopkins, listed as questionable and limited in practice all week, tested out his ankle with trainers pregame and started in Week 16. The All-Pro injured his ankle during the final scoring drive in Week 15 against the New York Jets, but not before scoring the game-winning touchdown. Hopkins was determined to suit up and help his team get another win on the road.

“Man it was tough," Hopkins said. "It was a gametime decision that came up. I knew we had to come out and try and get this win today so I was going to do anything in my power. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen but it’s football.”

Hopkins finished with a team-high nine catches for 104 receiving yards, averaging 11.6 yards per reception in Houston's 32-30 loss to the Eagles. He has missed just two games in his six-year NFL career. Through 15 games this season, Hopkins has 103 receptions for 1,425 receiving yards (13.8 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. He also owns the most receptions (516), receiving yards (7,290) and receiving touchdowns (47) through the first six seasons of a player’s career in Texans history.

The Houston Texans took on the Philadelphia Eagles for Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season.

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